By Gina Calvert

Church Management and Giving That Scale Across Multi-Sized Catholic Infrastructures

Connecting your ChMS and giving across complex Catholic infrastructures is complex. And not every solution is up to the challenge.

All-in-one solutions try but, at the end of the day, most of them are simply disparate platforms cobbled together and relabeled as one solution. They weren’t built to integrate, nor can they do WELL all the things you need to do. So, you end up shifting your focus from your disciples to your data and processes to try to make it work … the very opposite of what you use technology for!

The answer? Choosing best-in-class systems with robust native integrations to each other means each platform vendor focuses and innovates on its core competency, while YOU get the best blend of functionality.

The Solution For Catholic Churches

CatholicConnection is powered by two comprehensive, proven solutions:

TouchPoint Parish Management Solution (ChMS)

and Vision2 Giving and Stewardship Solution

As CatholicConnection, these two best-in-class solutions integrate bidirectionally in real time, so both systems are always updated. And users enjoy single sign-on.

By the way, in case you’re wondering: Vision2 has no monthly subscription fees. And for a limited time, when you choose CatholicConnection, we’ll cover the first 6 months of your TouchPoint ChMS subscription fees.

Connecting Across the Unique Hierarchical Structures of Catholic Churches

The average parish may consist of a wide variety of church sizes and “shapes,” from tiny, non-plugged-in congregations to large tech-savvy churches with activity rosters as complex as a college. With CatholicConnection, it doesn’t matter!

AUTOMATION NO MATTER THE SIZE, “SHAPE” OR CONFIGURATION OF PARISH CONGREGATIONS
CatholicConnection’s ChMS, TouchPoint, provides a robust array of automated ministry tools, including Sacrament tracking, communications tools, event ticketing, website hosting, a mobile app and more, to help you be the hands of feet of Jesus. No one falls through the cracks. Analytics can be tracked by parish or across parishes.

From a giving perspective, CatholicConnection’s giving solution, Vision2 automates online and offline giving, reconciliation, GL reporting, diocesan payments (based on offertory revenue only), and so much more. And what isn’t automated is supported by our team of accounting, design, data, tech and Customer Success experts.

ROLL-UP DONOR ANALYTICS REPORTING
Flexible analytics and detailed reporting enable targeted follow-ups. Along with tools to support financial discipleship, Vision2 rolls up parish donor data into consistent formats to the highest levels of oversight. No manual processes, no paper reports. Only customizable dashboards and a common giving portal across parishes that can be viewed as needed, with always-updated donor details. You get proactive oversight and forecasting of financial health at every organizational level, from the church, to the parish, diocese or archdiocese.

ADVANCED PERMISSIONS CONTROL
Access and visibility can be configured according to the needs and preferences of the diocese, parish and church.

FULL SUBLEDGER ACCOUNTING
No other giving solution provides a detailed subledger with GL output tailored to your accounting solution and chart of accounts. You’ll cut reconciliation time by at least 50%.

ONE-SIZE SOLUTION “FITTED” FOR ALL

This is just the tip of the iceberg. To find out how CatholicConnection can scale to connect your unique hierarchical structure, Let’s Connect!